Friday Bulletin – 26 February 2016

26 February 2016

Friday Bulletin – 26th February 2016

We had the very talented Chris Connaughton back in school this week working with Year 3 in the role of Lewis Carroll, and with Year 6 in a dramatic and commanding rendition of Hamlet. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and have produced some powerful pieces of writing.

I have been spending time with Year 6 pupils this week. Together with their class teacher, I have been talking to each pupil about their achievements to date, and celebrating all their hard work and success. It is fascinating to listen to children talk about their own learning. I am looking forward to continuing with Miss Wilson’s class next week.

Clearly, academic progress and achievement is crucial to pupils at Kells Lane. Our school ethos is also committed to making our curriculum and school days as interesting and fun as possible. With that in mind, we will be celebrating World Book Day next Thursday 3rd March. Children and staff are invited to dress up as their favourite book character to help mark this celebration of children’s literature. If you would like to make a small donation to school as part of this day (£1 suggested), we will use all the funds raised to buy some new books for our school library.

I am very proud to be the Headteacher at Kells Lane, and am reminded every day of how fortunate I am.  Inevitably, schools change over time. Mrs McGuire will be leaving us at Easter as she has been appointed as an Assistant Headteacher at a primary school in Northumberland. I am sure you will agree this a well-deserved promotion for a talented and much loved member of the team. Mrs McGuire will be greatly missed; however, we are all delighted for her as she approaches this exciting new chapter in her career.

Best wishes for a good weekend.


Mrs A Whistler